THE QURAN BEHELD: An English Translation from the Arabic - Hardcover
Title: THE QURAN BEHELD: An English Translation from the Arabic - Hardcover
Author: Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller
Publisher: Amana Publications
“THIS WORK solves an enigma that has puzzled many readers first coming to Islam through English translations of the Quran. The Arabic original stunned hearers in their own language with its unutterable evocative power, incisive arguments, the sharp relief of its contrasts, striking imagery, and precise detail. Most translations stun few. They seem somehow out of focus, vague, the thread of discourse is often inexplicably lost, and they are seldom moving or powerful. The present work is called The Quran Beheld because its translator found that the classical Islamic curriculum for learning the Quranic sciences lifts the veil from the divine masterpiece like stepping from a dark and silent house into a lively spring day outside. Everything changes.”
About the Author
Shaykh NUH HA MIM KELLER was born in eastern Washington State in 1954. He read philosophy at Gonzaga University, the University of Chicago, and UCLA, entered Islam in 1977 at al-Azhar in Cairo, and moved to Jordan in 1980. A scholar of traditional Islamic sciences who studied with sheikhs in Jordan and Syria, he has produced such works as Reliance of the Traveller, Sea Without Shore, and the Chain of Gold edition of Dala’il al-Khayrat. He is a senior fellow at the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought.
One of the best, I can now appreciate the lyrical genius of the Quran!
Got this copy in preparation for Ramadan . The author Shaykh Nuh Ha Meem Keller ح , is known for producing quality work . One thing I really like in particular about this translation is the side by side English and Arabic , perfect for Taddabur ( pondering and reflecting ).
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